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Today we’re talking about the best in cheap wedding decorations, but these are inexpensive in price — not quality. Every bride wants to decorate her venue with stylish decor, but it can be tough to stay on budget when you see some of the prices out there. Yikes! So, we’re swooping in to show you where to buy affordable wedding decorations for your reception that look amazing. And guess what? You don’t have to sacrifice quality!
PRO TIP Many of these finds are readily available online for easy ordering (who doesn’t love an ‘add to cart’ moment?) but keep in mind that you’ll want to order early, especially if you’re using these wedding reception decorations this year. Weddings are crazy this year and supplies are running out quickly.
Below, you’ll find the best places to buy cheap wedding decorations online from the best retailers. Plus, these are all from Etsy so you’ll be shopping small + supporting local businesses, too! We love that!
Where to Buy Cheap Wedding Decorations
From banners to centerpieces, wood slices to candles, and so much more, you’ll find the best in affordable wedding decor ideas right here. If you have questions, just ask! We’re here to help. :)
This affordable wedding decoration costs less than $10 and adds a nice element to your reception. Great for weddings, bridal showers, and engagement parties. By CakeToTheTop.
2. Cheap Wedding Arch
I can’t believe this arch is so affordable! Get this as one of the best affordable wedding decorations as soon as you can while it lasts! By WeddingByEli.
3. Cheap Wood Slices in Bulk
Wood slices make it easy to add rustic flair to your reception tables and raise up your centerpieces with a little lift. If you add something simple to rustic slices like candle lanterns or simple votives, it makes an easy, cost-effective table decoration.
You can get cheap wood slices in bulk from RusticWoodSlices.
4. Affordable Wedding Cake Topper
Your wedding cake topper doesn’t have to be expensive to be a show-stopper. We love the custom, personalized toppers you can get at Rawkrft, which are also on sale right now at the time of publication for even extra savings.
5. Inexpensive Table Runners
Gauze table runners are all the rage, but they can quickly add up in price if you buy them from an expensive retailer. You can buy cheap wedding decorations online from HighVibeHoneyCo. They have some of the cheapest prices on gauze runners we’ve seen yet and a totally awesome assortment of colors. Win-win!
6. Sparkler Tags for Cheap
Sparkler grand exits are fun to have, but the accessories needed for them can quickly add up. They look 1000x cuter when you add a tag, though, and these affordable wedding decorations by GoguCo are a great buy.
7. Inexpensive Eucalyptus Garland
Many brides are crazy for eucalyptus, but not so crazy about the price tag. If you opt for faux eucalyptus that looks just as nice as the real deal, you’ll save money on wedding decorations throughout your reception. This floral eucalyptus garland by Flaural is one of the nicest we’ve found yet! The price is great.
8. Cheap Rose Petals
You need rose petals, but do you need real ones? Who will know the difference? Use a cheap alternative like these wedding decorations by TheBridesBouquetcom and you can decorate in your favorite color, easily. Shown in dusty blue (one of my favorite color themes!)
9. Donut Toppers
10. Faux Birch Vases
These vases are the look of birch but without the high price tag! These are one of the best affordable wedding decorations for your reception and they’re available at TheLittleRusticFarm.
11. Value Fairy Lights
Adding fairy lights to mason jars is a cheap way to decorate areas of your wedding that need a little ambiance. You can get a value pack of LED lights from TheCustomWoodArt to save money on this look.
12. Bridal Banner
I love this banner! It is perfect for a bridal shower and the price is affordable, yet it is such a high-quality item! By LottieElizabeth.
And here’s one for the wedding day!
13. Table Number
14. Affordable Wedding Decorations Signs
You need a lot of signage at your wedding, but the cost of each one can add up quickly! Instead, buy a bulk bundle of wedding signs like this stylish pack by PinkPosiesandPearls.
15. Paper Lanterns
I love these and can’t believe they’re such affordable wedding decorations! By HoorayDays.
16. Name Place Cards
If you love wedding place cards that double as favors, you’ll adore these cut-out name place cards. They offer the functionality of a place card, but look nice and guests will enjoy taking them home, too. To top it off, they’re less pricey than you think and are perfect as affordable wedding decorations. By NamesWeddingHoliday.
17. Head Table Decoration
Whether for the sweetheart table or head table, this sign is the easiest way to decorate a wedding reception cheap! A must-have for any reception. By TheWeddingDayStudio.
18. Lights in Bottles
Adding lights to wine bottles, as shown here, is another way to decorate a wedding reception cheap, without looking inexpensive. You can get the lights at ElectricCrowns.
A personalized banner adds just a hint of customization without the price tag. Thanks to KatzCornerBoutique, you can get a banner like this at an affordable price.
20. Pampas Grass
Everyone loves pampas grass, but did you know you can buy it bulk for a great price? Now you can decorate your wedding reception cheap with pampas from ForLoveOfPampas and add it to your favorite vases to add texture for a great, low price.
21. Wood Guest Book Alternative
Save money on a guest book alternative like this one, 40% off the regular price (which is already a discount, IMO!) Get yours at 2b1Wedding.
22. Cheap Neon Light
If you thought neon wedding signs were super expensive, that’s not necessarily the case. You can get cheap wedding decorations from NeonCraftsman, like this adorable sign! This is one of my favorite affordable wedding decor items you can use again after the reception.
23. Book Stack
LOVE this idea for affordable wedding decorations, especially as part of your centerpiece design! Get inspo for your look (the photos in their shop are awesome!) and customize your own stack of books. Perfect for a book themed wedding! By BooksandTimbers.
24. Extra Fluffly Pampas Grass
You can get the long stem version of pampas grass at an extraordinarily low price right now at 70% off. Take advantage at RetroRadical.
25. Heart Garland
I love this as affordable wedding decor anywhere you see fit. By HoorayDays.
26. Popcorn Favor Bags
27. Guest Book Puzzle
This affordable and fun guest book puzzle adds a personal touch to your decor and is fun for guests to sign. By EtherealWeddingGift.
28. Tealight Votives
Light adds the perfect ambiance to every space and can be done so on a budget! These cheap wedding decorations by MoonlightWeddings are perfect for your centerpiece displays.
29. Find Your Seat Sign
This affordable escort sign decor is by ZCreateDesign.
30. Hexagon Centerpiece
Add these cool textural centerpieces to your tables cheaply! Just add a flower, succulent, or candle. By FleurStudiosCo.
31. Wood Lanterns
Floral centerpieces can add up in price, which is why lanterns make a beautiful alternative to fresh blooms. These wood lanterns are ideal for weddings and can be purchased in bulk to save money. By GFTWoodcraft.
For a slight variation, we also love these by WoodNStuffByEthan:
32. Trio of Glass Jars
These sweet little glass jars are great as bud vases on a budget. By HoorayDays.
33. Faux Peony Centerpieces
Ooooh, these look like the real thing! Get these faux flower centerpieces that will look gorgeous on tables without the hefty price tag of real blooms. These affordable wedding decorations are available by the lovely BlueParisFlowers.
34. Tea Light Candles Made of Real Wood
These candles are amazing. By SusiesWoodShop.
35. Cheap Wedding Cake Stand
We’ve seen some lovely cake stands that are $150+ in price! But not this one — it comes in around $30ish (sale happening right now!) and looks absolutely beautiful. By Primitiveweddings.
36. Fake Cake
Speaking of cake, why not get a fake one? Great for planning a wedding with a dessert bar only or if you want to buy sheet cake and avoid the huge fees of a large wedding cake. By UniquelyChicDesigner. Great for a display!
37. Mini Easels
Decorate your wedding reception cheap but with a personal touch: add favorite photos to these wooden easels. By HoorayDays.
38. Glass Geometric Terrariums
These inexpensive wedding decorations are perfect as centerpieces, particularly for modern geometric weddings. Love this look! By VallariDecor.
39. Affordable Menu
A delightful, custom menu adds a nice touch to your tables and is an inexpensive way to do so. Get these stylish menus from OhLovelyDayPrints, along with other pieces to accommodate your day from start to finish!
40. Ring Bearer Pillow Alternative
A custom ring pillow like this costs less than you’d think and adds a nice touch to your decor! By DINDINTOYS.
41. Rustic Flowers
These are customizable in the colors of your choice. By VENDecorHandmade.
42. Macrame Backdrop
As far as macrame backdrops go, these are the nicest we’ve seen at the most affordable prices. By SNHANDICRAFTS.
43. Cheap Birch Wedding Arch
This birch arch is minimalist in style but oh-so-lovely and affordable! Dress it up however you’d like for a rustic ceremony. By BlueSkiesForever. Note: Also currently on sale to save even more on your budget.
For decorating an arch, this voile is priced perfectly to stay on the affordable side — but without lacking any quality. Other colors are available! See examples of how to drape it and get yours at WarmHomeDesignsCo.
45. Affordable Flower Swag
Flower swag and arch arrangements like these by TheBridesBouquetcom are an affordable decoration you can get in your choice of colors to match your decor.
46. Table Numbers
Get stylish table numbers that stand up on their own. By ZCreateDesign.
47. Cheap Wedding Place Card Holders
Display your place cards in an organized way for cheap! Available at ZCreateDesign.
48. Hexagon Place Cards
Ooh, stylish! By ZCreateDesign.
49. Wedding Candle Favors and Decorations
Get cheap wedding decorations that double as favors! These beautiful candles make nice take-home party favors for guests and can be lit on your tables during the night to add to your decor. By MyWeddingPashmina.
50. Cheap Succulents in Bulk
And there you have it: the best cheap wedding decorating ideas! These are amazing finds… which one is your favorite?
Did this list help you to decorate your wedding reception cheap? Tell us in the comment box below! We’d love to hear from you. :)